< PrevNext > 27. Siemens Munich Share 2018 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $127 million2018 U.S. T&E: $300 millionPrimary U.S. Payment Supplier: American ExpressPrimary U.S. Travel Risk Management Supplier: International SOSConsolidated U.S. TMC: BCDSiemens reduced its spending on U.S.-point-of-sale airline tickets by more than 13 percent last year as part of a concerted global effort to reduce T&E expenditures on internal meetings. In the U.S., that effort decreased T&E spend by 18 percent, primarily through videoconferencing and other virtual collaboration tools.Siemens in March and April of last year also began going live in the U.S. with SAP Concur Travel & Expense, moving about 75 percent of its booking and expense volume to the off-the-shelf, end-to-end solution. The company, which previously used Deem, moved businesses that use the SAP enterprise resource planning tool first and will transition the rest of its U.S. businesses this fall. It will move booking and expense transactions in Mexico to SAP Concur next year. Fully aligning its use of SAP and SAP Concur will standardize expense types and trip purpose globally to gain greater data strength.Last year, Siemens also moved the management of its global hotel program to HRS. It is now engaging HRS to negotiate with chains and brands and looking for HRS to provide continuous sourcing in Siemens’ primary markets. This year, the company is focusing on payment solutions, including for nonemployees. The company will implement a solution for job candidates this year. Siemens also is conducting a global bid for travel management company services and a fleet leasing management bid for North America. The company has a global travel policy framework that each country adjusts to reflect local law, regulation and labor agreement requirements. The framework, instituted in 2016 and less stringent than previous policy, communicates best practices but puts decision-making power in the hands of travelers and their managers.